Replacing Judas & God’s Prevailing Word

Sermon from Acts 1:15-26 by Bret Rogers, Pastor
Series: The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus, Part 3
Delivered on February 12, 2017

15In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16“Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18(Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. Continue reading

Prayer & the Purpose of God in Acts

Sermon from Acts 1:12-14 by Bret Rogers, Pastor
Series: The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus, Part 2
Delivered on February 5, 2017

Our focus will be verses 12-14. In particular I want to look at prayer from verse 14. What does verse 14 teach us about prayer and the purpose of God? Let’s hear the word of the Lord starting in verse 12… Continue reading

The Acts of the Risen Jesus

Sermon from Acts 1:1-11 by Bret Rogers, Pastor
Series: The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus, Part 1
Delivered on January 29, 2017

Most of us have watched a thunderstorm approach over the horizon. The dark clouds mount, the sun’s light fades, the lightning flashes, and we begin to count…one, two, three, four, five, six…and then Boom! The sky shakes. The thunder rumbles by, leaving us awestruck by God’s power. We know that lightning makes thunder inevitable. The Gospel of Luke is like the lightning flash. Continue reading

The Lord’s Supper: Who & When?

Sermon from selected texts by Bret Rogers, Pastor
Series: The Lord’s Supper (Part 3 of 3)
Delivered on January 22, 2017

We’ll be looking at a number of passages but refer to 1 Corinthians 10-11 the most. Next Sunday I’ll begin preaching through the book of Acts. Keep that in mind. Read through it this week. Get familiar with the turf. We’ll be in Acts for a good while. Every so often Ben will also lead us through the prophet Jonah. That’s what’s coming, Lord willing. Today, I’ll be finishing our series on the Lord’s Supper. Continue reading

The Lord’s Supper: Unworthy Participants, Worthy Participation

Sermon from 1 Corinthians 10-11 by Bret Rogers, Pastor
Series: The Lord’s Supper (Part 2 of 3)
Delivered on January 8, 2017

A number of you were out of town for New Year’s Day. But we started a series on the Lord’s Supper last week. As a church we’ve been discussing what it would look like to celebrate the Lord’s Supper more often. But before making any adjustments, we thought it best to equip all of us in a greater understanding of the Supper and a greater appreciation for the Supper. If you missed, I’d really encourage you to listen to the sermon online. It really serves as the foundation of all that we’ll be covering in the next two sermons. Continue reading

The Lord’s Supper: Its Origin & Purpose

Sermon from Exodus 12-13, Luke 22, 1 Corinthians 10-11 by Bret Rogers, Pastor
Series: The Lord’s Supper (Part 1 of 3)
Delivered on January 1, 2017

Last year we had a members meeting in which the elders approached the congregation about moving to a weekly celebration of the Lord’s Supper. We so enjoy the blessings that come with eating together at the Lord’s Supper that we wanted your input on what it would look like to share in these blessings more often. We wanted to test our observations from Scripture with your observations from Scripture. As usual, your reception was patient and your input valuable. Continue reading

God Keeps Promise to the Royal Line

Sermon from Ruth 4 by Bret Rogers, Pastor
Series: Ruth: From Emptiness to Fullness
Delivered on December 18, 2016

With the number of children we have, I imagine a number of you have seen the animated comedy called The Lego Movie. In The Lego Movie, we’re taken on a journey into a world where “everything is awesome.” But not everything stays so awesome. The evil Lord Business decides to suppress creativity, fix the world under his control. He has the ultimate weapon, otherwise known as “the Kragle.” Continue reading

God Assures Rest through Relentless Kindness

Sermon from Ruth 3 by Bret Rogers, Pastor
Series: Ruth: From Emptiness to Fullness
Delivered on December 11, 2016

We have the most unsettling chapter in the book of Ruth today. Ruth and Boaz at the threshing floor raises eyebrows, causes others to blush. Were the book turned into a movie, some would say chapter three excludes it from a G rating and requires serious parental guidance.[i] But that all depends on how you interpret the details. Before we get there, though, I want you to imagine what life was like for Naomi and Ruth. Continue reading